Item #6322 The Flash, Vol. 1, No. 5. ed Charles Gatewood.

The Flash, Vol. 1, No. 5

New York: The Flash, 1979. 16 x 11 in. Folio. Unpaginated, [16] pp. Very good with crease from folding horizontally. Item #6322

Charles Gatewood (1942-2016), was a photographer who moved in the subcultures of bikers, sex workers, tattooists, body piercers, and fetishists, among others. Gatewood got his start by working as a photographer for newspapers and music magazines after earning a degree in anthropology.

The Flash, lesser known than Gatewood’s photo books, allows his work to be viewed in conversation with the work of his peers, similarly pushing photographic boundaries, and playing with depictions of the bodies of the nonconforming.

This issue, titled Entropy and co-published with Toby Old, contains reproductions of Gatewood and Old’s photographs of nightlife, alongside brief definitions of words such as "context," "self-design," "polemics," and "punk."


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